The hotel is situated on an exquisite 208 acre crescent shaped site of white sand beach in Portmarnock. It is 15 minutes from Dublin airport and nestled between the upmarket, picturesque villages of Howth and Malahide. Portmarnock train station is within easy reach and gives you access via the DART (Dublin Train system) to the city centre in less than 20 minutes. It is surrounded by 2 fantastic and famous golf courses.
Overlooking the landscaped, central, courtyard garden and within the main building, the Osborne Brasserie is named after the artist Walter Osborne who painted the very same view from the hotel. Guests can dine on delicious locally sourced cuisine. The Jameson Bar in the old house, with its oak paneling and high ceilings, serves a casual dining menu - open daily bright for all golfers during the summer months. LIVE MUSIC every Friday & Saturday night from 10pm. Finally there is the Cocktal Bar & Lounge, serving casual All-Day Dining & Afternoon Tea with magnificent views over the Velvet Strand and Dublin Bay.
Dating back to the 19th Century, the grand main building was formerly the home of the Jameson family; of Irish whiskey fame. It was converted to a luxury hotel in 1996 with the addition of modern annexes. The hotels clever design ensures all guest rooms have a view of the seaside, garden or golf course.
The lobby area is extremely large and spacious.
A relaxed, yet luxurious four star hotel that combines modern elegance with the grandeur of a 19th Century house, and all within a simply stunning location overlooking the coast. The championship links golf course was designed by Bernhard Langer and is one of Ireland's premier links courses and rounds can be booked at reception. The health and fitness centre is equipped with a gym, sauna, steam room, massge and beauty salon. Overall, a supreme retreat away from the bustle of Dublin city centre. (GW 08/2012)
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11 kms to the nearest airport (dublin airport)
15 km to the nearest station (connolly train station )
Really lovely hotel with stunning sea views. Rooms are very well equipped, comfortable and clean. Always appreciate free water! Reception staff were friendly and impressively helpful. A bit a walk from the Dart station but totally worth it. Would recommend.
4 out of 5
Lovely hotel, great location, was offered room 103 on arrival ...
Lovely hotel, great location, was offered room 103 on arrival was not impressed with it. Asked for a room change which I got and it was much better however it was still one of the older rooms. If I was staying again would book a seaview. A spectacular view. Breakfast was fine and I must say the best capucinno I ever had. Lovely lobby and very friendly staff, will definitely stay there again before summer is over.
4 out of 5
Very pleasant hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Entry ...
Very pleasant hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Entry to reception is a bit obscure but wheelchair users are well catered for. Comfortable, spacious room (wheelchair friendly) that my mother reckons is the best she has stayed in. Ate in the bar both nights and food was tasty and plentiful with good choice. Breakfast was also excellent with good choice and good quality. Location is about 1km outside the village but that isn't a problem as there was 3 different options for eating in the hotel itself. We used public transport (bus) to get there which stops on the road outside the hotel. (Bus Num 32 goes only about once an hour. There is also the Dart (train) to Portmarnock from Connolly which goes about 4 times an hour and is 3 times faster but drops you off 2.3km from the hotel. It is footpathed all the way and I didn't see any taxis available from the Dart station.) I would recommend the hotel.
5 out of 5
We attended a wedding at the Portmarnock hotel and ...
Going by portmarnock's own website it would have been nice to have a room with a view onto the sea, we got a room looking onto the car park.
The room was rather weird in that the bed was just inside the door yet the room was an L-shape whereby you went around the corner where the TV and bathroom was situated. The TV was so far away from the bed it would be impossible to watch tv at such a distance.
At 5am the central heating came on and was really hard to sleep with the noise coming from the radiators.
The breakfast was decent and the bar was quite nice for a drink in the evenings.
Getting the dart into town involves getting a taxi to the station as its such a distance from the hotel.
It was nice to go for a stroll on the beach alongside the hotel in the morning.
Overall we were a bit disappointed especially as this is supposed to be a 4-star hotel.
2 out of 5
price excellent hotel great overall experience of roomex excellent